Going on a trip? Check out these best traveling destinations around Europe that will fit any taste.
Venice has always been a magical, breathtaking city. Even though Venice is full of wandering tourists in the summer, there is a reason for that, as everyone wants to see the gorgeous city that stands on water. Besides from simply enjoying the spellbinding atmosphere of the city, even tourists with the most exquisite taste can find something to do here. Ancient churches, galleries, museums combine gracefully with contemporary art exhibits. However, if you would prefer to enjoy the art and architecture of Venice relatively unaccompanied, try coming here in winter.
Paris is known to be one of the most romantic and gorgeous cities in the world. Whenever you come to Paris, you can witness thousands of newlyweds, engages couples or simply people celebrating their love for each other while enjoying famous monuments, royal palaces and boulevards. Try exploring the city beyond those famous places – there are many intimate corners in Paris that can become your little haven, filled with the true spirit of France. Or even try pretending to be a Parisian for a few hours – there is no better place than Paris to escape from everything and just be somebody else for a moment.
The eternal city is filled with famous cathedrals, museums, piazzas and ancient ruins like no other place in the world is. However, the mere atmosphere of this ancient city swipes every tourist off his feet. When you are in Rome, you are not simply visiting churches or dining in family-owned trattorias, you are living the city, embracing it, and feeling the centuries of history come to life around you.
Amsterdam is a perfect vacation place; it doesn’t matter if you prefer the rustic charm of small villages or the galvanizing energy of a large city. Amsterdam has it all, with its combination of gabled buildings, picturesque bridges, small canals, outstanding art museums and nearly the best orchestra in the world. If you want to come here for a romantic getaway or simply want to enjoy some flowers – come in the spring to see the most beautiful and rare tulips in the world. And, of course, don’t forget to rent a bike and go for a ride – this is the best way to understand this city.
Florence has been the heart of Europe when it came to music, architecture, art since the Medici family ruled the city. And this haven’t changed since – Florence hosts one of the most impressive art collections in the world, including the works of Giotto, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci and many others displayed in the great Uffizi Gallery and many other museums. Another great thing about Florence is that tourists can enjoy vibrant art during the day and visit clubs and elegant restaurants in the evening.
Barcelona is another city of great contrast in Europe: Gothic cathedrals stand alongside architectural miracles of Modernistas and contemporary creations of Jean Nouvel and Herzog and de Meuron. Aside from this mixture of styles, it seems like all the residents and tourists in Barcelona are relaxed and peaceful, enjoying warm sunshine that treats the city all year long. And after a long day of sightseeing, there is nothing better than enjoying impeccable Spanish food in a local tapas restaurants.
Tourists and locals flood this city with the beginning of summer, as the weather gets warmer, numerous rivers, parks and lakes in the city get busier, as people hurry to enjoy abundant events happening here. After the fall of the Wall, Berlin has become one of the world’s main intellectual, cultural and creative centers that can be equally enjoyed by history buffs, art junkies and families with children, who can explore new recreational locations, such as Tiergarten, the flea market at Mauerpark on Sundays and the Volkspark Friedrichshain.
Dubrovnik is one of the less popular tourist destinations, however, it is known as one of the greatest walled cities on Earth. The city has begun its long and complicated history from being the capital of the Republic of Ragusa from 1358 to 1808, and grew to become the top tourist destination in Croatia and a Unesco world heritage. A large trade center centuries ago, it is now the place where people come to relax and forget their everyday troubles while enjoying the magnificent old town of Dubrovnik, its beautiful beaches, clean sea, warm sun and some of the best seafood the peninsula has to offer.
Istanbul, a city that was once known as Constantinople, is one of the world’s oldest and most magnificent cities. And it is quite peculiar too; Istanbul is one of the few cities in the world that are located on two continents simultaneously. One part of Istanbul is located in Europe, and on the other side of the Bosphorus Strait lays the Asian part of the city. Come here to enjoy year-round sunshine, vivid domes, ancient minarets and cobbled streets with rustic houses or clear blue waters the Sea of Marmara along with golden sandy beaches.
Over the last few decades London went through an impressive transition from an antique town full of castles and palaces, to a state-of-the-art contemporary miracle that is not much different from New York or Tokyo when it comes to theaters, art galleries, street performances, bars, restaurants and other entertainment opportunities. Everything that is happening in the modern world is happening here.